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Well, I have been meaning to start writing (as a release more than anything) so I joined _blank_pages_ and spent ten or fifteen minutes last night writing a short (and not very good) exercise about regret, but for me the whole point is to get writing again. Maybe something good will come of it.

My husband is downstairs watching the Beverly Hills 90210 ten year reunion. I swear he watches more girly TV than I do...of course he is only watching because he wants to know if Jason Priestly will ever race cars again, but still. ;P

Oh and gianfared the icon is just for you! ♥

Today's this or that is a real tough one, probably for everyone who reads my journal since they are so intertwined and important to most of the people on my f-list, but here goes anyway...

Reading or Writing?

Off to hunt down something for dinner... god I long for the day when I am not broke!


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Mar. 24th, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
Reading - I can do it any time or in any mood. I can only write in certain moods, and only write well in very certain circumstances! I can read well all the time! ;)
Mar. 24th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
I agree. I feel pretty much the same way...

How goes the house hunting?
Mar. 24th, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Reading
Okay - nothing wonderful yet, but all nice houses, which is encouraging! Hopefully seeing more this weekend, including two I'm excited about. We shall see!
Mar. 24th, 2004 04:11 pm (UTC)
Because I can just lose myself in the words...when I write, I have to make it up and make sure it goes together, no holes, etc...and I have to be in a mood. Reading is much more enjoyable, and not so stressful. :)
Mar. 24th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh!!!! I ♥♥♥♥♥ the icon!!!

As for your question, I choose the pleasure that is reading. I can lose myself in another world, be immersed in poetry, educate myself, gain new insight, or simply have a great laugh, get turned on, or solve a mystery.

Writing requires me to feel moved to put the words down. It's the emotion pouring out into a story rather than a story moving my emotions. Writing can be exhausting or therapeutic because it is an outpouring of my emotions.

Reading is pure pleasure.
Mar. 24th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's tough. But I think I'll say writing. Because I do a lot more of that than I do reading, even if most of what I write is fairly scattered.
Mar. 24th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
Can I say a tie? =)

Anyway, I guess I'd have to go with writing, as I feel it reflects me. When I read, I learn about the manipulation of words by others creativity or deep thought. When I write, I learn about myself. To me, that's more important. But it's still close...

Mar. 25th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
I'll have to say writting. I love reading, but it seems so time intensive and luxurious, I hardly ever allow it to myself.
Mar. 25th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
The two can't be separated, because even acts of reading are also acts of writing in reader-response theory, and acts of writing are also acts of reading, just an instant kind ;)
Mar. 25th, 2004 08:30 am (UTC)
Someone is up on their Wayne Booth

I did a research project last semester on Iser and Phenomonology it was quite inteersting. Of course I am more theory based than writing or literature really.
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